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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
Exploring Madrid’s lesser known but more traditional gastronomic epicentre, Calle de la Cava Baja.
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Niklas Ekstedt is passionate when he describes what has needed to happen in the last 10 years to save the floundering Stockholm food scene: “We needed to do original cooking, no longer import other culinary concepts, and we needed to invent our own ideas.” And with his help, the New Nordic Cusine happened. As he proudly proclaims, “Now Stockholm is the...
A pirate broadcaster fights to stay on air in post-crisis Greece.
A Writer Recalls Her Childhood During The Harvest in Cumières, France.
For the rest of the world, the four-year-long Siege of Sarajevo, which began in 1992, has been relegated to the pages of history books. But on the streets of the Bosnia and Herzegovina capital, small craters left from mortar damage are now filled with red resin and act as constant reminders of the horror and tragedy of what became...

Village of One

He survived the Srebrenica Massacre by hiding in the woods for 78 days, sometimes eating snails and grass. Now, 20 years later, Elvir Hafizovic works in the Srebrenica post office.
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We've all had to sit through boring vacation photos before.
During my subsequent stay in Austria there was no discomfort or psychic trauma, nor was there the opposite reaction: suddenly gaining insights into the nature of healing and acceptance.
Visiting the ethnically-divided city of Mitrovica in northern Kosovo.

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In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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